Contracts impose obligations on the parties to the contract to complete their works within an agreed period of time. Should the Scaffolding Company fail to complete any of its obligations within the agreed period of time the Employer may be entitled to deduct LAD’s from the Scaffolding Companies account. This guidance outlines the types of liquidated damages, enforcement and considerations.
Other than for very small contracts most contracts of any size have a pre-contract meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting is often for the parties to clarify specific points in the enquiry and quotation. This guidance outlines items to be covered in the meeting, pitfalls and a recommended strategy.
This guidance outlines the differences between an estimate, quotation and tender and provides advice and recommendations on how to provide a well drafted quote.
It is quite common for the employers of scaffolding companies to adjust the Applications for Payment / Invoices submitted by the scaffolder. The process is often referred to as setting-off. This guidance outlines the rules for setting-off and also offers guidance on potential remedies to the Scaffolding Company.
This guidance note sets out the information that the Scaffolding Company should seek from the Employer. This information will be used by the Scaffolding Company in order to produce their Quotation and will be the basis for their offer. It is important that the Scaffolding Contractor obtains as much information about the Project as possible prior to firming up their price in order to reduce the risk they are exposed to.
The reliance by the scaffolding contractor, on the skill and expertise of their operatives, will not relieve them of their responsibility for the adequacy of the design. This guidance outlines design criteria, training needs, insurance, ownership/copyright and common misconceptions when utilising a designer for scaffolding.
This guidance explains the increasingly common Early Payment Schemes, offered my main contractors to provide shorter payment terms in return for a discount on amounts charged. It provides information from the point of view of the sub-contractor, enabling them to make more reasoned decisions that best suit their company.
This guidance note relates to schedules intended to be used for the valuation of additional work and/or variations to existing lump sum contracts. For the avoidance of doubt this guidance note does not relate to schedules of rates used in connection with contracts which are re-measured as the works proceed.
This guidance explains the definition of operating under the terms of the 'Construction Act'. Includes advice on contract terms and receiving payment under the scheme.
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